Our Clients:

Field Level Media - Professional sports content solutions | FLM

Apr 10, 2024 10:42 pm

Royals blitz Astros with 7-run third, win 11-2

Royals

Vinnie Pasquantino homered and drove in a career-high five runs, leading the Kansas City Royals to an 11-2 win over the visiting Houston Astros on Wednesday night.

Pasquantino’s two-run double in the third opened the floodgates as the Royals batted around in the inning, plating seven to snap a scoreless tie.

Nelson Velazquez added a two-RBI single and Hunter Renfroe drove in two more runs with a double as part of the third-inning onslaught, which forced Astros starter Spencer Arrighetti (0-1) to throw 43 pitches in the frame.

In the fourth, Pasquantino drove the tenth pitch of his at-bat out to right-center for his first home run of the year, then added a fourth RBI on a sixth-inning sacrifice fly. He capped the scoring with a two-out RBI single in the eighth.

Renfroe extended his hitting streak to six games, and MJ Melendez (1-for-3 on Wednesday) pushed his to seven. Everyone in the Royals’ starting lineup scored at least once.

Arrighetti’s major league debut began well enough with back-to-back strikeouts in a scoreless first inning. He went three innings, allowing seven runs on seven hits, with three walks and three strikeouts.

Alex Bregman and Yainer Diaz opened the fourth with consecutive doubles against Seth Lugo (2-0) as the Astros trimmed the deficit to 7-1.

Bregman and Diaz each had two of Houston’s nine hits.

With a fifth-inning single, Yordan Alvarez extended his hitting streak against Kansas City to 16 games, but his 12-game streak with an extra-base hit against the Royals came to an end. No opponent has had a longer extra-base hit streak against Kansas City.

Lugo completed six innings, allowing two runs on seven hits and two walks, with two strikeouts.

Kansas City starters have recorded a major-league-best nine quality starts. The Royals have won six straight games.

–Field Level Media

You may also like

Pablo Lopez Twins
Jul 20, 2024 11:37 pm

Brewers top Twins with 5-run 12th inning

Brice Turang drove in three runs, Jackson Chourio went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and the Milwaukee Brewers outlasted the Minnesota Twins for an 8-4, 12-inning win on Saturday night in…

Red Sox, Dodgers
Jul 20, 2024 11:09 pm

Dodgers keep coming back, knock off Red Sox in 11 innings

Enrique Hernandez had game-tying hits in the ninth and 10th innings, Will Smith hit a game-ending RBI single in the 11th and the Los Angeles Dodgers turned multiple rallies into…

Giants, Rockies
Jul 20, 2024 10:54 pm

Ezequiel Tovar, Rockies turn back Giants for third straight win

Ezequiel Tovar homered and doubled, Kyle Freeland tossed six solid innings, and the Colorado Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants 4-3 in Denver on Saturday night. Victor Vodnik pitched the…

More Baseball News

Pablo Lopez Twins
Jul 20, 2024 11:37 pm

Brewers top Twins with 5-run 12th inning

Brice Turang drove in three runs, Jackson Chourio went 3-for-5 with two RBIs and the Milwaukee Brewers outlasted the Minnesota Twins for an 8-4, 12-inning win on Saturday night in…

Red Sox, Dodgers
Jul 20, 2024 11:09 pm

Dodgers keep coming back, knock off Red Sox in 11 innings

Giants, Rockies
Jul 20, 2024 10:54 pm

Ezequiel Tovar, Rockies turn back Giants for third straight win

Rangers Orioles
Jul 20, 2024 10:38 pm

Orioles swat three homers in defeating Rangers again

Padres Guardians
Jul 20, 2024 10:31 pm

Dylan Cease, Padres blank Guardians in one-hitter

Read all
fb-post
advertisment
title-icon

Upcoming events

See all odds